Hoby, James, Dd

Hoby, James, D.D.

an English Baptist minister, was born in 1788. In his youth he enjoyed the friendship and counsel of the Reverend Joseph Iviney, and in 1813 became co-pastor at Maze Pond, Southwark. In 1824 he resigned his pastoral work, and devoted his long life to the advocacy of the several Baptist funds which go to the support of the aged ministers and poorly paid pastors. He paid special attention to the claims of churches in debt, and resided successively in Birmingham, Weymouth, and Twickenham, in order to assist poor churches around each of those places. He took great interest in young ministers, and in the Foreign Missionary Society, and visited America in its behalf. He was widely esteemed and greatly beloved. He died at Caterham, Surrey, November 20,1871. See (Lond.) Baptist Hand- book, 1872.

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